A former city clerk of Clever was sentenced to 120 days shock time for stealing over $18,000 by forging signatures on city checks.

Julia Keithley said she used the money because she was in financial strains after her husband, Mark, the former mayor of Clever, was sent to jail on suspicion of child molestation, and to pay for collect phone calls from her husband.

Mark Keithley is a convicted sex offender, but, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in June after pleading guilty Nov. 5 to a charge of a felon being in possession of a firearm.

In addition to the four months "shock time," Julia Keithley will have to pay restitution to the city according to Christian County Prosecutor, Ron Cleek.